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Posted on: Sat, 09/06/2003 - 3:45pm
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Posted on: Sat, 09/06/2003 - 9:13pm
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Posted on: Sat, 09/06/2003 - 11:46pm
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Quote:Originally posted by StaceyK:
[b]Wow ~ how rude! I also think teens are rude because people let them, sort of "teens will be teens" along the lines of "boys will be boys." I've never ascribed to either. [/b]
Stacey you are so right about this. At our former home in Massachusetts our next door neighbor had 2 boys (ages 11 and 13). For absolutely no reason the older boy decided one day he was going to come over and chop down one of my rose bushes!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img]
After the deed was done (I watched him do this while standing on my porch, it all happened in about 3 seconds) he saw me and ran. I marched next door to tell the parents what had just happened. Low and behold the mother said well "boys will be boys"!! AND she didn't even make him apologize! I was steaming.
However, I guess the revenge that I got was 3 weeks after this event the same kid decided to clean out the garage (he was home alone) and took the same clippers to their front hedge--HACKED the crap out of it!! When his mom got home she was furious (I never heard a neighbor yell so loud). I was in my house just having a good laugh!!
So what goes around does come around [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 09/07/2003 - 2:13am
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I have a boy, and will NEVER believe that "boys will be boys". It's simply not making them responsible for their behavior. And if a parent won't do it when they hack down the neighbor's rose bush, what about when they vandalize the neighbor's car?
My son is no angel, but he knows right from wrong and would never hurt another person or destroy their property intentionally. Ever.
I also have been a foster Mom to teenage boys and agree that they are rude because people have the same attitude. The kids in our home were occasionally rude, but that doesn't mean that we sat and took it. We had high expectations of them, insisted that they be held responsible for their behavior. You wouldn't believe how many people would argue with us on that point. (we're talking people in authority here-police, social workers, schools). Drove us nuts!
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Posted on: Sun, 09/07/2003 - 2:20am
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I just mailed two furious letters to the manager and general manager of my local Pavilions/Vons/Safeway.
They recently remodeled and the new produce section is just awful. Yesterday I wondered why my lips were tingling and swelling and I noticed a 16 year old emplyoee scraping bulk peanuts out of a bin. The air was filled with peanut dust.
I am not PA although I have numerous other allergies so I am wondering. I guess I should get tested.
DS always shops at that store for me and I cannot imagine what would have happened if he had been there yesterday. They never had bulk peanuts before.
Peg

Posted on: Mon, 09/08/2003 - 12:22am
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Quote:Originally posted by KarenH:
[b]I have a boy, and will NEVER believe that "boys will be boys". It's simply not making them responsible for their behavior. And if a parent won't do it when they hack down the neighbor's rose bush, what about when they vandalize the neighbor's car? [/b]
This is EXACTLY how I feel as well. I have 3 boys and I will not tolerate behavior like this coming from them. They will learn to respect everything and everyone. I know that they will not be the perfect little angels. Two important things I want them to know is honesty and respect.
I was very shocked that I got that response from their mother. I guess I should have expected something along those lines because the kids have absolutely no respect for anything, including their parents. I heard the older one cussing out his dad one afternoon. His dad basically just let him vent. These kids are spoiled rich brats and their parents give them anything they want. IMHO, the older boy needed a good swift kick in the arse!!!

Posted on: Mon, 09/08/2003 - 3:18pm
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Exactly. We've been having trouble with some of our neighbor's children (see Off Topic-Opinions Please, I'm so mad!).
A boy who we've had an on going problem with threatened DS on Friday by saying that if DS didn't watch out, this boy was going to kill him. (DS is 7, 50 lbs soaking wet-other boy is much bigger, 8yo)
We contacted the school and it was taken very seriously, with phone calls to the parents and a very stern warning. The next time would result in suspension. I am hoping to have this kid caught every single time he tries to bully my son-I've talked to the Mom, and even plant myself outside while DS is riding his bike. I don't think this boy is used to a person who isn't fazed by his attitude-he sat on my car bumper and I yelled at him....wow you should've seen him move. He's never gone near my car again, LOLOL.
I'm sure he's a boy in need of a good male role model....some time with someone, but I gotta keep my son safe. This child is NOT safe.

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Posted on: Sun, 09/14/2003 - 2:42am
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I believe that kids should be taught how to stand up for themselves, BUT if it comes to a point where they are scared or the bully is getting dangerous/seriously abusive, it's time for an adult to step in.
We waited until DS felt he couldn't handle it on his own anymore, and then we stepped in. Even if he felt he could, and this child was hurting/threatening to hurt him, we would've anyway.
I agree-six year olds should not be left to handle these things on their own. This is a different world we live in-the bullies are meaner these days then they were when *I* was a kid.

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